Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 4/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-135) Kansas City (+125)
Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (3-3, 4th in AL Central) play the Los Angeles Angels (6-2, 2nd in AL West) at Kauffman Stadium on Monday. The line on this game has the Angels priced at -135 and the Royals are at +125. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Dylan Bundy and Brady Singer.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .428 and have struck out 65 times, while being walked on 30 occasions. They have accounted for 43 RBI's as well as 70 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is at .254. The Angels have accumulated 8 doubles as a team and have hit 12 balls out of the stadium. They have 47 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .331. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are recording 5.9 runs per contest, which is 5th in MLB.
The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.26 for the season (20th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 93 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.10 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.27. Angels pitchers have given up 10 long balls and 38 runs (9th in baseball). They have walked 30 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.75 as a squad on the campaign.
The Angels have dispatched 30 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relievers have inherited 15 runners on the year and 33.3% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 3 saves for the season and have missed out on 1 of their 4 save opportunities. The Angels relievers have a save rate of 75.0% and has come into the game in 5 save situations. The bullpen have 1 hold on the season (24th in the league). Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 13 times as well as having 13 appearances in high leverage situations.
Bundy has thrown 692 innings and has accumulated 690 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Bundy (44-48 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.58 while he has faced 2,944 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.53 (348 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.298. He has surrendered 672 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 226 free passes.
Kansas City has accumulated 8 home runs over the course of the season as well as 32 RBIs. They have notched 7 doubles, while getting a free base 22 times and racking up 33 runs. The Kansas City Royals have compiled a team OBP of .329 as well as a team batting average of .251 so far this year. The Royals have a slugging percentage of .414 and they score 5.50 runs per outing (8th in baseball). They have struck out on 60 occasions (25th in baseball) and have earned a total of 51 base hits.
The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 31 runs this year while having an ERA of 5.02 (29 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 7 home runs and they yield 5.37 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.500 and have a FIP of 4.61 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.00 (56 strikeouts vs 28 walks). They rank 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 50.
Sitting with 7 save situations, the Royals have recorded 4 holds and also 1 blown save. Kansas City has called on relievers to enter the game in 3 save opportunities and they have converted 2 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 6 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 6.0% of 16 inherited base runners. They are ranked 13th in the league holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 24 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
Singer (4-6 career record) is the owner of a 4.52 ERA while giving up 7.6 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.54 and he has faced 282 hitters so far in his career. He has allowed 34 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and having a FIP of 4.3. In his MLB career, Singer has allowed 57 base knocks while tallying 66 punch outs in 67 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+125)
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